The University of Ontario Institute of Technology ‘Contact’ online Teaching and Learning newsletter provides a series of free podcasts on improving unit quality and maintaining quality teaching practices.
The podcast can be listened to via iTunes and it’s possible to subscribe to receive future editions. Each podcast addresses a particular aspect of teaching and learning and includes a conversation with a leading T&L practitioner from a university in the United States or Canada. Topics include:
- Improving teaching and learning
- Course redesign
- The engaging lecture
- Facilitating change: the relationship with our students
- Overcoming teaching assumptions in the lecture hall
This is an engaging and easy way of accessing some leading edge international higher education teaching practices and methods. Most of the podcasts run for between 12 and 20 minutes.